Medal of Excellence 2022

The American Association of Kidney Patients’ (AAKP) Medal of Excellence is one of the Association's highest honors for kidney healthcare professionals and is designed to elevate local, national and international figures who have been in the forefront of advancements in kidney care and patient empowerment. The award recognizes professionals who are committed to improving and extending the lives of all  kidney patients through advocacy, research, technology and quality-driven  treatments that protect patient dignity and fully align with patient aspirations. This prestigious award program recognizes a variety of professionals within the health care team including: nephrologists, transplant surgeons, transplant professionals, nurses, social workers, dietitians and dialysis technicians.

AAKP Congratulates the 2022 Medal of Excellence Award Recipients

TRANSPLANT SURGEON CATEGORY
Robert M. Merion, MD, FACS

TRANSPLANT SURGEON CATEGORY
Juan Carlos Caicedo, MD, FACS

PHYSICIAN CATEGORY
William H. Fissell, IV, MD

TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY
Elisa J. Gordon, PhD, MPH, FSfAA, FAST

DIETITIC CATEGORY
Emily Greenough, RD, CSR, CD

NURSING CATEGORY
Miranda Brackett Kilby, DNP, FNP

SPECIAL RECOGNITION - BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATORS
Shuvo Roy, PhD

SPECIAL RECOGNITION - BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATORS
Robert A. Montgomery, MD, DPhil, FACS

AAKP honors Medal of Excellence recipients throughout the year at various events.  2022 recognition events* (virtual) include:

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons Symposium - August 2022
  • Northwest Renal Dietitians Annual Conference March 3-4, 2022
  • National Association of Nephrology Technicians Dialysis Tech ConneXion Annual Conference March 2022
  • Renal Physicians Association Annual Meeting March 24-27, 2022
  • American Nephrology Nurses Association Annual Symposium May 22-25, 2022
  • American Transplant Congress June 4-8, 2022

*Additional events will be added as they are confirmed.

Past Award Recipients

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